Aristotle, and W. Rhys Roberts. Rhetoric. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2004. Kindle Electronic Edition.
Book I, chapter 12.
Aristotle has considered the motives for wrongdoing. He now moves to the states of mind and the recipients of wrongdoing. In general, those who do evil have weighed the costs. Often the criminal thinks he can avoid or overcome prosecution. Aristotle details several ways one might avoid prosecution (Aristotle I.12, B 1372a). He then reviews some of the cost-benefit analysis which may lead someone to crime(Aristotle I.12, B 1372b).
Next, Aristotle considers the kind of people who are targets of crime (Aristotle I.12, B 1373a). Since crime is committed against rich and poor, familiar and unfamiliar it seems nobody is safe. Aristotle draws many opposites, all of which attract crime.